Would you like to know what's going on?
I'm sure you're all so eager, "Oh, please, please, tell us Jewels. What the hell is happening that you are avoiding the computer and not reading our blogs and basically being a dork?"
Well, I'm going to tell you. (And, if you really didn't want to know, you can stop reading now and go over to a more interesting blog. I'm just kidding, please don't go!)
I've been pondering this phenomenon, yes, pondering. That's my new word. I like it. And, it is a phenomenon, because I've honestly been avoiding my computer and the internet, in general. Unless, it's on my phone, which I use to check email and facebook, you know, the really important stuff.
So, I pondered. And what I realized is this--someone is trying to stop me from finishing my book. No, I'm not kidding. This has happened before, but to a lesser degree. Who is this evil personage? The most evil one of all.
Can you say Satan?
I know that some of you don't believe in God, and I'm guessing that means you don't believe in Satan either, and that's cool. Maybe if you believe in good forces, you believe in bad ones. That would be it--him. The father of lies and basic naughtiness. He really hates it when we do good stuff and especially when we create.
See, I was on a roll. I was working so hard and really progressing with my book. Then, last week- nothing. Every time I looked at my computer, I cringed. I didn't want to get on to read the blogs I love, or go on Pintrest, or write. We were like two magnets with our polarity pushing away from each other.
So, do I think that Satan is only out to stop me? No way. He's an equal opportunity discourager. Have you ever felt stinted in your creativity? Or, like me, just avoiding it for no apparent reason? Yeah, that's it. The whole "I'm-not-good-enough-this-will-never-get-published-who-am-I-kidding" kind of thoughts and the distractions that lead us to do anything but the one thing we should be doing. Ooh, he's good.
But, I'm better. My pondering led me to realize these truths (he hates truth) and now I'm back on track. I will read those lovely blogs, because they inspire me to goodness and to creativity. I will write and write and write, until my fingers bleed, or until I'm ready to send this thing out--whichever comes first.
Also, I will be writing here. Every. Day. Because I need to and because I need you. All of you.
Come back and visit. I'd like it. A lot.